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good morning, america. i'm bianna golodryga. >> and i'm dan harris. this is saturday, september 11th. >> this morning, anger and remembrance. nine years after 9/11, it's the most heated anniversary yet. with protests planned amidst the memorials. and now, that controversial pastor has arrived in new york. we're live at ground zero and with the latest. what went wrong? at least four people dead in california after a massive gas line explosion leveled an entire neighborhood. how could this have happened? and safe are the pipelines that
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run beneath our streets? reversing course. iran now says it's delaying the release of one of the american hikers imprisoned there. she was supposed to be set free this morning. but her health is still at risk. we have the latest. and standing up to cancer. actors and activists, musicians and media titans, team up to fight cancer. we have the highlights this morning. >> of course, saw robin roberts there. diane sawyer took part in the program, as well. raising money to fight cancer. good morning, today. today is also a day of remembrance. it's cloaked in so much controversy this year. of course, we're talking about 9/11. across the country, there will be memorials. at ground zero, family members are gathered to pay tribute to the loved ones they lost nine years ago. president obama will pay his
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respects at a speech at the pentagon. and the first lady will be in sharpsville, pennsylvania, where the passengers on flight 93, believed to be on-target to crash into the u.s. capitol or the white house. and this takes place against a highly-politicized backdrop. pastor terry jones, who was calling on a burn for korans today, is now in new york city. he's planned to meet with the imam who is in charge of the islamic cultural center near ground zero. and there's been angry street protests, over the koran burning. raising the question if the damage has been done anyway. our martha raddatz is over in afghanistan this morning. we're going to go to her in a moment. we begin at ground zero. for months, it's been the site of protests over the proposed mosque. and today will be no exception. but there will also be memorials. john berman is there.
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good morning, john. >> reporter: it's a beautiful morning here in new york, just as it was nine years ago, as many people remember. there will be the solemn ceremonies. but also today, also controversy. the dueling demonstrations. and now, the arrival of that pastor from florida. >> you had a lot to say before. >> reporter: not a lot of words from pastor terry jones, as he arrived in new york city late last night, after a week of a circus atmosphere in gainesville, florida, where jones staged his on again/off again threat to burn the koran. >> there will be no koran burning tomorrow. do we have to repeat that over and over again. >> reporter: jones is still calling for a meeting to discuss the construction of the islamic center near ground zero. >> we have not heard from the imam. but we are very hopeful that we will meet with him. >> reporter: imam feisal abdul rauf says there's no plan. but he will meet with anyone
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interested in seeking peace. the islamic center is the focus of dueling demonstrations today. >> my son is dead. he was murdered by muslims. he can't speak anymore. and i'll speak out for him. i think that's the american way. we'll let our voices be heard. >> reporter: and once again, the president weighed in. using his most forceful language yet, to defend the right to build the center. >> we have millions of muslim-americans, our fellow citizens in this country. when we start acting as if their religion is somehow offensive, what are we saying to them? >> reporter: and he added there are muslims serving in u.s. uniform overseas. >> part of our service is making sure they understand that we don't differentiate between them and us. it's just us. >> reporter: the new york city police department anticipates thousands of people in demonstrations today. they say they think they will be peaceful. however, they are putting extra officers on the street, mostly
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to keep the demonstrators separated. dan? >> the fact that police say they were deploying an army of police officers today. john berman, thank you. overin afghanistan this morning, people are celebrating eid, the holiday that ends the holy month of ramadan. along with celebrations, thousands of people are protesting that plan to burn korans in florida, even though it's been called off. our martha raddatz is in kabul this morning with the latest from there. >> reporter: good morning, dan. clearly, some damage has already been done. protests are erupting here and across the muslim world. thousands of protesters gathered across afghanistan, even after it was clear that the koran would not be burned. clashes with police left nearly a dozen people injured. the commander of troops in afghanistan, general david petraeus, says he fears jones has created indelible images of hatred. >> there's already, in a sense, images implanted in minds. >> reporter: general petraeus was one of the first to condemn
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terry jones this week, fearing for the safety of the 100,000 u.s. troops and others under his command. an especially powerful feeling on this anniversary. >> they and their families have sacrificed enormously during this time. our country can never thank them enough. >> reporter: petraeus visited many of his troops this week. he also expressed frustration that nine years of the 9/11 attacks osama bin laden has not been found. >> to say he's gone underground, he's not as influential or whatever, that would be misplaced. he's an iconic figure. he still is the leader of al qaeda. he still periodically issues instructions. provides inspiration to those extremists who are out there. >> reporter: and that has now been made easier by the worldwide attention terry jones has gotten. dan? >> martha raddatz, thank you. let's talk about all of this now with richard clarke, who was the counterterrorism czar in both the clinton and bush administrations. and he was in that position on
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9/11. he's now an abc news consultant. he joins us from virginia. richard, good morning to you. >> good morning, dan. >> even though the koran burning has been called off, do you think the damage has been done? has it made us less safe, do you think? >> it's made us a lot less safe. whenever we do things that support bin laden's theory, that america is at war with islam, that strengthens his recruitment process. so, he's probably recruited thousands of more adherents over the last few weeks, while we argued about a mosque in new york and koran burning. >> there was all this talk when president obama was inaugurated. here's a man whose middle name was hussein. he's spent part of his childhood in a muslim country. he's made a lot of effort to reach out to the muslim world. and in fact, gave an impassioned set of statements on this very issue yesterday. has none of that helped?
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>> it did help. when he said in his inaugural address, america is not at war with islam, that helped a lot. but the recent controversies have undone all that. could be forgiven for thinking that the united states is really at war with islam. and that's the fuel that bin laden needs to get support, financial support, suicide bombers, to get people who will join the al qaeda cause. >> martha raddatz brought this up in her piece. why have we not found osama bin laden nine years after the fact? >> finding one person has always proved difficult when they don't want to be found. but as general petraeus said in your piece, he is out there. he is influential. he is still issuing orders. and he's still issuing orders to attack the united states. >> you were in the white house, as we said, nine years ago, on 9/11. as you look out on the world right now and you survey our
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anti-terror defenses in this country, what keeps you up at night? what is our biggest vulnerability? >> well, it's still possible for a handful of people, even if al qaeda is reduced to 150 or 200 people. it's still possible for 10 or 12 to come to the united states. they could even be people with american passports who went overseas and got trained and came back, to get into the united states and cause an attack. it's always going to be possible, no matter what we do. so, we have to anticipate that there will be another attack. and we have to think about what our reaction's going to be when that occurs. last time, alet of our reaction was counterproductive. and this time, i hope if it happens, we are more realistic. we all want it not to happen. but stopping every terrorist attack is almost impossible. >> have our defenses improved measurably, do you think? >> well, they have, in some areas.
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certainly, aviation security is much better. but the sort of attack that occurred on the london subway a few years ago on 7/7, that sort of attack could take place on any one of the american subway systems today. there's some targets that are just really, really tough to protect, no matter what you do. >> richard clarke, thank you very much. we appreciate your input on this anniversary. >> thank you, dan. the national transportation safety board is now in charge of the investigation into that deadly gas blast that instantly turned a california neighborhood into a blazing inferno. at least four people were killed in the devastating explosion. and dozens more hospitalized with injuries. neal karlinsky has the latest. >> reporter: late friday, the first up-close look at the devastation. a foundation where a home once stood. charred shells of cars. chimneys, standing without a house. it was a natural gas pipeline just three feet underground that burst thursday night, sending a
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torrent of flames through this otherwise peaceful neighborhood. and leveling dozens of homes. officials from the ntsb are investigating. but still don't know what caused the pipe to explode. >> the fact that this pipe, this large piece of pipeline was blown the distance that it was out of the hole in the ground. that tells me the magnitude of the explosion that took place. >> reporter: some san bruno residents smelled fumes days earlier. but the utility did nothing about it. >> we want to know the answers to those allegations, a well. we will be cooperating with the ntsb, as they investigate that aspect of the accident. we want to know what happened. and they will get to the root cause of it. >> reporter: so many survivors of the san bruno fire suffered the same near-death escape. but none of their stories are alike. gail was burned on the side of her body that was reaching out to save her elderly mother.
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>> it was a boom, boom, boom. and i couldn't figure out what it was. and the whole house was shaking. it felt like an earthquake, too. >> reporter: meanwhile, some residents are trying to determine if they have a home to return to. community shelters are filled. what do you think of your home? do you think you made it? >> i don't know. >> i hope so. everybody says it worked its way around it. but i don't know. >> obviously, nobody thinks this is just a day story. maybe for the media, it's a day or two. but for these people, this is a long haul to kind of begin to rebuild their lives. >> reporter: a long haul that is just beginning. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, san bruno, california. our thanks to neal. wheel have more on this story in the next half hour. woo kind of pipelines are running beneath your neighborhood? and how can you spot dangers? now, we're going to turn to the home coming that wasn't.
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iran was supposed to set american hiker sarah shourd free this morning. she and two of her friends have been there for more than a year. jason masai is a reporter for "if san francisco chronicle" living in iran. and he joins us on the phone. this appeared to be a done deal until late yesterday afternoon. what do we know that's changed here? >> it surprises all of us. the tehran prosecutor late last night, had not yet been completed in the case, which flies in the face of all of the reports we received yesterday afternoon, as you said, that this was a done deal. as today is a public holiday, marking the eid, we're not getting other reports from the government. and don't expect to hear anything. >> do we know anything about sarah's health? we know she detected a lump in
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her breast. where does that stand? >> well, we all from here. her health issues. maybe her release actively, the state of the health. hopefully will be released. and nobody said that it's been canceled. >> all right, jason. we appreciate it. thanks for calling in this morning. we apologize to folks at home. it's not very clear in hearing jason. of course, its was a surprise and shock to sarah's family. >> has to be frustrating for the family. want to go to the other news headlines. ron claiborne. >> good morning, everyone. federal aviation administration is trying to impose new rules for pilot fatigue. the changes would double the
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amount of rest a pilot must have between flights. >> reporter: the crash near buffalo last year took 50 lives and revealed serious safety issues, including tired pilots. in this case, a crew that commuted long distances to work. and did not get enough rest before climbing into the cockpit. the new rules, for the first time, call on airlines to consider a pilot's commute in drawing up schedules. and they dramatically alter how many hours pilots can work. >> we think this took too long. but it certainly didn't take as long as other administrations took, which didn't do a dang thing. >> reporter: currently, pilots must have eight hours off a day, for rest. but that includes time to get to a hotel, eat a meal and return. meaning they might get four hours of sleep or less. under a new rule, pilots must be scheduled for nine hours of actual rest time. currently, pilots can be scheduled to work a 16-hour day, regardless of whether that means working in the middle of the night. under the new rules, their day
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will top out at 13 hours. and even less if they're working the late shift. >> the schedules are going to be more resilient. the pilots will be better rested. it's a good thing to do. >> reporter: this has been a long time coming. >> a lot of people have tried. we have succeeded. it's a big day for us. >> reporter: isn't it a shame against the government that it took 20 years to do this? >> it certainly took way too long in coming. i'll acknowledge that. >> reporter: the families of those who died last year applauded the announcement. and said the traveling public deserves no less. for "good morning america," lisa stark, abc news, washington. in mexico, 25 people were killed in a series of drug gang attacks in juarez, across the border from el paso, texas. it was a deadly day for the mexican border city. and a high-flying tribute to wounded warriors. in texas, some american service members that were injured in the afghanistan and iraq wars went
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skydiving. they called it the leap of the 19 heroes. it was to honor their services on this 9/11 anniversary. and venus williams is out of the u.s. open tennis tournament. she was defended by defending women's champ, kim clijsters. clijsters plays tonight against vera zvonareva. the men's finals will be played this afternoon. finally, have you ever been kissed by a pony? some of the residents of a new jersey nursing home got kisses from samson, the shetland pony who makes rounds to make people feel better. and the folks at the nursing homes said being slimed by samson did make them feel better. >> we should have samson on the show. >> they give him a listerine slip. >> i think it's kind of gross. >> he's cute.
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>> they like it. >> it looks like it's working. appreciate your sympathies on this saturday. ron claiborne. >> a regular feature. mary, don't you think we could use samson on the set here? >> or a kissing pony. a kissing stage manager sometimes. you never know. good morning, everyone at home. we look at the northeast. absolutely gorgeous today. you can see the temperatures are well into the 70s. and it will be like that for most of the day into tomorrow. elsewhere in the nation, outside of the nation, we're keeping an eye on the tropics. tropical storm igor, a slowly-moving -- it is expected to turn into a major hurricane by tuesday. it is still out in the open water. of course, we're going to keep an eye on it for you. in colorado, the wildfire's about 60% contained in boulder, >> good morning. a very cool start to sh september 11. just 49.
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very dry air out there. big picture, after three very dry weeks there is rain on the horizon. it is moving our way. but not for today. our forecast, a splendid day. very sunny and comfortable. tonight, look for clouds and then rain tomorrow morning. temperatures tomorrow only i thanks so much. more on your saturday outlook later on in the show. dan and bianna? >> thanks, mary. we have an incredible story to tell you about this morning. for the first time, a medal of honor will be awarded to a living soldier. president obama called staff sergeant to tell him he's getting the award and thanksed him for his service. >> he is being honored for stopping taliban soldiers after his unit was ambushed in 2007. he was humbled by the news.
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telling "stars and stripes," i was only doing my job. >> he's now stationed in italy. no date for that award ceremony. but it sounds like a man who deserves it. coming up, hidden danger. could a massive underground pipeline explosion like the one in california happen where you live? we'll tell you what you need to know. and the week that was. in your own words. it's our favorite part of the weekend. ♪ i see tiny lights telling everyone to hold on ♪ when i was seventeen i was not good to my skin. long summer days, and not enough sleep. what i wouldn't do for a do-over. [ female announcer ] new neutrogena® clinical skincare. exclusive ion2 complex combined with activating cream helps restore collagen depleted skin. neutrogena clinical skincare is clinically tested to undo the look of a year's worth of skin aging in just 4 weeks.
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and you're looking at ground zero in lower manhattan today. it's been nine years since the devastating terror attacks there. at the pentagon and in pennsylvania. this is the most tumultuous anniversary yet. we talk to some of the 9/11 families with how they are coping with all of the controversy and how they are moving on. we'll have their stories coming up. good morning, america. i'm bianna golodryga.
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>> i'm dan harris. this is saturday, september 11th. this morning, we're going to lighten things up with a peek into your world. a segment that we call "your week in three words." we begin with the massive natural gas explosion that killed at least four people and turned a san francisco neighborhood into what one resident calls something out of dante. federal officials have taken over the investigation. this explosion was extraordinary. but it turns out, that incidents involving natural gas pipelines are not. david kerley is in washington with more. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. under this street, just about every street in america, there is gas line. and there's an incident, a leak or an explosion like the one in san bruno, california, on one of those pipes every other day. the explosions were massive. fire pouring from the gas line. dozens of homes up in flames. 50 people injured. >> that's when i saw the big blast. the big kaboom. i kept saying oh, my god.
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oh, my god. oh, my god. and that's when he came out to see what oh, my god was all about. >> reporter: this san bruno, california, neighborhood is somewhat rare. running through it, a massive, 30-inch, 50-year-old transmission pipeline, 3 feet under the ground, carrying gas under high pressure. only about 7% of those big lines, which carry gas to utilities for description back at homes, run anywhere close to a neighborhood. >> if you look at a per mile, it's pretty rare. it happened to be in a community where it's happened. they happen way too often. >> reporter: 329,000 miles of the big pipes. more than 2 million miles of much smaller pipes that carry gas to your house. we're walking down the middle of the street. >> yes. >> reporter: what's underneath here? >> many pipes, the infrastructure of our city, including gas description line. >> reporter: this is that san bruno looked like. a pipeline carrying gas to the utility.
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but most american streets have the smaller two-inch to four-inch pipes running under the street. and get even smaller as they run to your home. but they can still cause explosions. >> it will be at a lower pressure. nonetheless, if it were to break, it would make a significant fire and cause great danger. >> reporter: that's why, for firefighters, a gas detector is a mandatory piece of equipment. is it every day you pull this thing out? >> yes. pretty much. at least once or twice a day. >> reporter: a huge transmission line, bursting and exploded in a populated area like san bruno is rare. one of the last big accidents like it was in texas in the 1940s. and usually, these leaks or explosions are caused by somebody digging or extra vating, another utility by the gas lines. are you worried about your gas lines? here's some tips from the d.c. chief in you're concerned. the rotten egg smell is gas. if you smell it, pay attention.
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if you hear a large amount of energy escaping, a whoosh, that could be gas. his best advice, get out of the house if you have worries. and he says, don't be afraid to call 911. firefighters will show up. if they find gas, they'll air out the house and get the utility out there. >> thank you. i'm sure the explosion had so many americans wondering if that could happen in their neighborhood. >> it's good to know it's relatively rare to have a big pipeline running. >> small pipes most americans have under the streets. ron, the headlines again this morning. >> good morning, everyone. in the news, american hiker sarah shourd is not going to be freed from iran this year. her family is hoping she will be freed soon. the pentagon has made an effort to reduce the number of service members committing suicide. the government has created the national action alliance for suicide prevention, after a sharp increase in military suicides. and the wildfire near
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boulder, colorado, has forced thousands of people from their homes. the fire destroyed nearly 200 homes. and is now about 50% contained. finally, in michigan, a puppy is recovering from swallowing over 100 pennies. that's a dollar. the owners realized something was wrong when the puppy started making strange sounds. the veterinarians performed surgery. and the puppy, you'll be glad to know, is now doing very well. thanks, ron. good morning, everyone. we look at the northeast and the midwest. it's gorgeous. 70s all along the east coast. the mid-atlantic. up into new england. but then, you see we have a few showers in and around indiana. they'll be gone by the end of the day. by contrast, in the deep south, it is hot, hot. there are some heat advisories >> and good morning, washington. dave zairn. a wonderful day today. lots of sunshine. temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. look for some clouds tonight and rain after midnight and
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♪ you're looking at a live picture from ground zero. almost exactly nine years after the attacks. this year, the anniversary's particularly raw, given the animosity's that's been stirred up by plans to build an islamic center near the site. and also, that florida pastor's threat to burn the koran. ron has been talking to some of the 9/11 families about how all this impacts them. good morning, ron. >> good morning, dan. for some of the families of the 9/11 attacks, the controversy has made it all the more unsettling, all the more difficult. but others we spoke with says that what they will be thinking about will be about the loved ones they lost nine years ago today. three months after 9/11, a tiny 2-year-old girl named patricia smith won the medal of heroism
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for her mother, a police officer who died at ground zero. today, she is 11 years old. a sixth grader with an angelic smile and a love of horses. she knows her mother from the memory of others. family photos. her mom helping others to safety. and in her own imagination. >> when you see those pictures, tricia, what goes through your mind? >> they remind me of huh great she was. >> reporter: she still wears a necklace with her mom's picture, just like she did in 2002. >> what is that? >> a necklace. >> a necklace. and whose picture is that? >> my mom. >> reporter: nine years ago, patricia's father, james smith, was also a new york city police officer. >> i keep thinking about what laura would be doing today if she was with us. >> reporter: every 9/11 since then, he and patricia attend the memorial service at the site of the world trade center towers. >> i don't see it as a heavy day because i don't dwell on her
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death. i try to celebrate what her life was about. all of the people that are here today because of her actions. her selflessness. >> reporter: smith, a retired from the police department in 2007, says he doesn't care if the proposed mosque is built near ground zero. what disturbs him is that the tower on the site of the world trade center is still incomplete. >> it's nine years later. and we still don't have a freedom tower yet. we still don't have a memorial. it's not finished. that bothers me more than some cultural center. >> reporter: who wrote these words? >> reporter: on the front lawn of joseph's home, there's two flags. the stars and stripes. and the flag of the new york city fire department. his mother, mike, a 22-year-old probationary firefighter died on 9/11. when the first tower went don, joseph, a new york city cop, was riding on the ferry from new jersey to staten island. >> at that point, instantaneously, i knew he was
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gone. >> reporter: this year, the emotions are all the more raw because of the proposed islamic center. [ chanting ] >> reporter: which he ardently opposes, because he believes its leaders are linked to radical islam. >> the funding behind this project, the leadership behind this project is suspect. >> if you have a right but shouldn't, you don't have a right. >> reporter: just as fiercely as joe cammarrada opposes the mosque, donna marsh supports it. >> the consequences of losing this argument means that generations of muslim-american children have been told, not there. that address is not for you. >> reporter: marsh, a professor at syracuse university, lost her daughter, vanessa on 9/11. vanessa was 29 years old and pregnant. when she first heard what had happened, she was on a trip to toronto. she called home. >> james answered the phone.
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and he just said, mommy. >> reporter: as the years have passed, she has managed to get past the debilitating anger she wasn't felt. >> the anger is never healthy. the anger is never healthy. >> reporter: you were angry? >> i was angry. and i let that go. >> reporter: and yet, the pain and the sense of loss never entirely go away. >> 9/11 is every day. and every day, it can come. you know? every day, it's the backyard without the grandchild. it's another day i haven't seen her. >> each one of the people we spoke to said the same thing about how they are coping. they said that life does go on. they found a measure of happiness in work or family or the things they used to enjoy. it's just their lives are different, changed, they say, forever. >> incredible piece of reporting, ron.
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it was really, really interesting to hear. >> it was tough talking to them, even so much time past. >> you can see how they're still wearing it. and that little girl was amazing. >> she's great. >> to see her grow up and her smile. it's wonderful. thanks, ron. >> we appreciate it. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] where are people with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis going? they'reiscovering the first self-injectable ra medicine you take just once a month. it's simponi™, and taken with methotrexate, it helps relieve the pain, stiffness, and swelling of ra with one dose a month.
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so, do you guys remember hearing the riddle on "the cosby show." it's been around for a while. the father and son get in a car accident. the father dies. the son is rushed to an emergency. the chief surgeon comes out and says i can't operate on this boy. he's my son. how is that possible? do you remember that? >> no. >> this is a famous riddle. we wanted to ask schoolchi >> good morning. it's 7:57. taking a look at your top stories. mayor aid ran fenty says his
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campaign has identified a person who may have offered jobs for votes. the mayor's attorneys are now questioning a driver of one of the campaign vans who allegedly drove some young residents to ab early voting station for fenty votes in exchange for jobs which were never received the campaign is not identifying the driver but says the person had no authority to promise anything to d.c. residents. a reminder for metro riders this weekend. plans for delays because of upgrades. riders on the red, blue, yellow and green lines should expect up to 30 minute delays. crews are spend the weekend upgrading tracks, platforms and bridges. metro says to check the schedule before heading out. now for a check on the forecast. how are we looking, dave? >> if you've got an umbrella, there's probably some dust. not for trade but for tomorrow. you can see the remnants of tropical storm just to the west, that's going to be moving in but not before a delightful day today. if we can show you downtown, a
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very cool start. just 57 degrees dew point 49 fplgt our forecast for today, high temperature about 78 degrees. lots of sunshine and comfortable. tomorrow look for that rain to start early, end about mid day, and clearing late. high tomorrow 73 and temperatures in the low 80s. by the time we get to friday, maybe some more showers. we're down about six inches. not today. a splendid september day. >> thanks for watching this morning. >> thanks for watching this morning. have a safe weekend.
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